Pre - Packaged Commodities & Labeling

Two things to know and remember:

  1. All prepared goods must be marked with a statement concerning net contents.
  2. Net weight does not include the weight of the bag, wrapper, or container in which
    a commodity may be weighed.

Additional Information

  • Bread must be sold by net weight, wrapped or not. Boxed pies and cakes must also state net weight.
  • When purchasing produce by the pound, be sure that the person weighing it allows for the plastic bag (usually 0.01 pounds and it does make a difference in the total price).
  • Meat and meat products must be sold by net weight.
  • All commodities must be sold by a definite unit of measurement: by weight, by measure, or by numerical count.